Jeff's InfoJeff Ringgold started his improv career 30 years ago in the SF Bay Area as one of the founding members of The San Jose ComedySportz, CSz. He then moved to L.A. and played for CSz in Santa Barbara and L.A. While still doing short form improv with CSz and National Comedy Theatre, Jeff studied long form improv and graduated from iOWest. He became a member of their first house team. Jeff has studied improv in L.A., Chicago, and New York and has been closely mentored by Del Close, and Jonathan Winters...to name drop.
Jeff also has an extensive acting background. He has performed in a variety of plays and musicals with roles ranging from Radar in M*A*S*H to Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum. He has studied acting at SJSU and ACT. Jeff also studied sketch writing at Groundlings and writing for film at UCLA.
In addition to his extensive background in improv and theatre, Jeff worked in the film and television industry for many years. He has worked on a number of cartoons as well as written independent and made-for-television films. He has also produced and directed his own films.
Jeff has performed improv on every continent and has taught numerous classes and workshops throughout The US and around the world. He loves interacting with people and watching them grow in their confidence and abilities. He feels fortunate to be able to make a career out of doing what he loves.
Currently Teaching at: American Improv Theatre
For more info: http://www.americanimprovtheatre.com/ait-instructors